USA sets another virus record with 77,638 new cases - Johns Hopkins

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 19, 2020

The latest numbers capped a week which saw the United States set records in new cases for three consecutive days, topping out at 77,638 infections recorded on Friday.

The United States yesterrday recorded 60,207 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University reported in its real-time tally.

The country also recorded 927 deaths in one day, according to the count by the Baltimore-based university at 8:30 pm.

That brought the total death toll in the country since the pandemic began to 138,201, and the total number of cases to 3,560,364.

In total, more 3.5 million people have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 in the US and 138,000 have died as a result of the virus, which causes the potentially deadly respiratory illness COVID-19.

Experts believe it never emerged from its first wave of infections, and cases have been surging again in recent weeks, particularly across the south and west in states that pushed to lift lockdown restrictions early.

The number of deaths from the virus reached 600,665, with recoveries topping 7.8 million.

This map ranks new COVID-19 cases in July as a percent of the state's total population.

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